NCEA Level 3 Visual Art - Painting

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms F. Riddell

Visual Art - Painting

Prerequisite: 16 credits Level 2 Art or at the discretion of HOD.

Students will research art-making traditions, and do prolonged, in-depth sequences of drawings that investigate, generate and use ideas for original paintings. They will produce a body of work within Painting to demonstrate understanding of art-making conventions. The work at this level is demanding and art shows extensive knowledge and skill. Digital-art techniques are becoming more prevalent within this subject. Therefore, students are encouraged to experiment and work within their area of interest and strength.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Materials $75-$100 (approx.); Possible gallery/art trip $50 – 150 range
Printing costs will incur if students decide to integrate photographic media, and photomontage techniques in their work.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91446 v2 Painting 3.2 - Use drawing to demonstrate understanding of conventions appropriate to painting
A.S. 91451 v2 Painting 3.3 - Systematically clarify ideas using drawing informed by established painting practice
A.S. 91456 v2 Painting 3.4 - Produce a systematic body of work that integrates conventions and regenerates ideas within painting practice
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 22

* Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

Total Credits Available: 22 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.


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